Rugby Week 10 Results

Midweek Fixtures 12BRHS 30-15 East Bergholt Last week RHS had their best performance. They got off to a flying start with a penetrating run from Josh Okourwa weaving in and out of the East Bergholt defence to score the first try. The second try was scored with some sublime passing, finished off with a darting run on the right wing by Pablo-Fernando Navarro Sanchez giving RHS two early tries. The second half saw some great defence to maintain the lead,... Read More
“A hurricane has hit the Caribbean with the British Overseas Territory of Angel Island being the worst affected. There are urgently-needed food and medical supplies on Sand Island about 4.5 miles to the North West of Angel Island. However, the air strip at Sand Island has been damaged and there is no way of airlifting supplies to Angel Island. The water surrounding Sand Island is also littered with debris, therefore ships are not able to get into port. HMS ALBION is in... Read More
National Schools’ Kayaking and Canoeing Championships Whilst the rest of the school slumbered last Sunday morning, the RHS kayak squad were on the road at 06:30 battling through ‘Storm Angus’ to take part in the National Schools' Kayaking and Canoeing Championships on the River Thames at Reading. The event comprised of the 500m sprints, a knockout series of 200m sprints and a 20km marathon - a very tough day, with the best of the country's junior paddlers on the water. The RHS te... Read More
Training with the Suffolk U18 badminton team in Ipswich over the last few months has paid off for Zeco Ng, Year 10 St Vincent House, when he represented the county on Saturday. His performance in the fixtures against Kent resulted in him winning the singles matches as well as the mixed doubles. Paul Hardman, Director of Sport, said “ This is a great achievement for Zeco considering he is playing three years up”. Read More
On Friday 18 November Royal Hospital School was delighted to host Professor Jon Butterworth, Head of the Physics and Astronomy Department at UCL, who came to help judge the Year 8 Science Fair and give a masterclass on particle physics for Sixth Form physicists and some keen Year 11 pupils. The Science Fair took place in the afternoon when pupils presented the results of projects they had been working on in Science lessons over the previous few weeks. The assembly hall was packed... Read More
Freya Harris, who left the Royal Hospital School last summer, has been awarded this year’s highly prestigious Ipswich Art Society Award for one of her A level Art pieces. Head of Art, Garry Ravenhall, submitted her painting of a face with water running over it for its creative brilliance and technical virtuosity. He said “in over thirty years of teaching art I cannot recall a more technically accomplished student. Freya’s outstanding qualities have clearly been recognised by the awardi... Read More
The Royal Hospital School, Suffolk, has become an ever-accelerating production line of talent on the rugby field and it doesn’t look like that is going to change anytime soon. Head of Rugby, Richard Chadwick, said “The investment in time and resource right across the age groups has paid off with inter-school success and a pipeline of talent ready to fill the boots of outgoing players. There are currently five senior boys involved in U17 and U18 Eastern Counties and nine... Read More
Year 10 and 12 music students will be participating in a composition masterclass run by Ben Parry, Director of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGB) and the Fellowship Octet. This highly-prestigious event is being hosted by the RHS Music Department and culminates in an evening concert at 19:00 in the Burns Recital Hall of the Reade Music School. During the day, pupils will work with Ben Parry and the Fellows to develop and refine their compositional skills. In addition to the... Read More
On Tuesday the 8th of November, a team consisting of Cillian Rew, Oliver Hurley, Dominic Curtis, Thomas Ralph (Year 11) and Grace Holland (Year 12) represented the School at the Cambridge Latin Reading Competition. This is an annual event held at the Faculty of Classics of Cambridge University and requires entrants to perform a piece of unadapted Latin prose or verse. Entries are judged based on pronunciation, performance and attention to the meter of the piece if it is poetry. All of... Read More
The Studd Society has been this year launched for Years 10-13 to stretch and challenge our senior pupils in Years 10-13. The Studd Society is named after a former pupil of the Royal Hospital School who was in Cornwallis house from 1951 to 1957, Professor John Studd DSc MD FRCOG. Professor Studd is a world renowned consultant gynaecologist who pioneered the use of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and continues to be involved in developing menopausal treatments today. The first meeting of the... Read More
The whole-school community gathered together on Sunday to pay their respects to all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today. The Queen’s Banner was paraded with pride and former pupils of the School formed the Royal Hospital School Association (RHSA) banner party for a powerful and poignant Divisions bringing together generations of families to reflect and give thanks. Poppies and medals were worn proudly by pupils, parents and alumni; symbols of sacrifice to... Read More

Sing Up! Suffolk

After the huge success of last year’s Sing Up! Suffolk choral workshop, we were today joined by almost 600 Year 5 and 6 primary school pupils for an energy-filled, fun-packed vocal day directed by the hugely charismatic and renowned conductor – Dominic Peckham. This again proved to be an explosive, high-energy and inspirational day of singing and vocal exploration a truly unforgettable experience for both pupils and staff. From Motown to Mozart, African street-songs to Chart Mash-Ups there was something for everyone. Director of M... Read More
750 pupils and 200 members of staff observed a two-minute silence at 11am for Armistice Day with the Last Post and Reveille called by two pupil buglers from the clock tower balcony and a gun salute.Why a two-minute silence? The Remembrance Day silence originates in Cape Town, South Africa where there was a daily three-minute silence known as the Three Minute Pause, initiated by the daily firing of the noon day gun on Signal Hill. This was instituted by the then... Read More
Heads of School at the Royal Hospital School are stepping up to the challenge as they enter the second half of their first term in post. The four; Tom Heley, Lucy Watson, Freddie Braybrooke and Natasha Scott, are all boarders and in their seventh year at RHS. The Headmaster, Simon Lockyer, said “Leadership is one of the 7 core values that underpin the Royal Hospital School’s foundation and a quality we look to develop through sports captains, peer mentors, House pref... Read More
Today Her Majesty the Queen was in Newmarket - the headquarters of British horseracing to officially unveil a statue of herself and open the new National Horse racing Museum. Crowds lined the High Street and flags were handed out by army and sea cadets, waving in the autumn sun as the excitement built. The Royal Hospital School Band was specially invited to entertain the crowds and were a hit with onlookers of all ages. As Her Majesty passed she undoubtedly... Read More